Post by GoldenAerie on Oct 13, 2015 17:08:22 GMT -9
I want to bring up the topic of dialogue for writers. When a character says something, we all know that it looks essentially like this: "I say words here" She/He said. I want to talk about the use of the most common dialogue verbs.
Let's identify the most common dialogue verbs:
Said, Replied, Asked, Yelled, and Whispered.
These verbs can actually really help increase the intensity and depth of your story. I have a short list of some terms that you may want to consider using in place of the most common.
Gruffed/with a gruff reply
Another tip is to use an adjective with your verb. Example: "Take the crystal" She lovingly sang. We get a little extra feeling with this little addition. It doesn't have to be one single word that you add, just FYI. You can write something more like this: "Take the crystal" He gurgled through the blood. It changes everything, doesn't it? If you find yourself getting a little bored with said and replied, then your readers are getting that way too.